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OK-TX-AR Messabout

OK-TX-AR Messabout
The whole fleet. From back to front, stretched Bolger Micro, Michalak AF2, Michalak Frolic2, Bolger Junebug. The whole crew, posing. We are hoping if we don’t tell people that there were only four boats there, more will show up next year. Entropy, roaring along at 7.4 knots or so under double reefs and with two crew and driver as ballast. Homemade boat posing next to expensive fiberglass boats. So windy Entropy was motored to the dock, so no mast in this picture. AF2 and Frollic2 (left) sailing together. This is the best one we have of them together, sorry Jim. This was taken from the...
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Sailing

Sailing
Sail with two reefs in. Gaff angle is off a little due to bad measurements on my part. We later adjusted to ties to get a better shape. We were trying to get the board down, and heading for some rocks… Just about to fetch up on a rocky lee shore. I guess that external chine logs have another purpose, rub rails!Note position of sail. Now I know what stopper knots are for! Reaching away from the rocks. Starting to beat to windward. Three guys in cockpit accounts for the nose up attitude. Moving one of them to the cabin helped trim us out. Note the back winding of the main. Have since...
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First Time in the Water

First Time in the Water
Whoever thought of lazy jacks, they are my hero. Backing up to the water, sail in lazy jacks, sheet cleated to the centerline. It didn’t sink! Wind is parallel to the shore, 25 gusting to 35. Very interesting day to...
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Finishing the Inside

Finishing the Inside
Hull after turning, scrap wood is stored inside. I need a bigger shop. Partial frame attached. Curved shape was cut into the plywood, then a panel bit was used to cut the 1×6 to the shape of the curve. beveled sides were cut freehand on the table saw, and touched up with a power planer. Still some gap, but wood flour/epoxy will forgive a lot. Opening is 4 inches wider than was on the plans, I couldn’t find the dimensions for the opening, so I guessed. Hopefully this won’t cause to many problems, but the designer doesn’t respond to my questions. Rear hatch partway done....
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The Building Begins

The Building Begins
Rolling a nice coat of porch paint on the boat. Finish is certainly not “show boat”, and looks, well, almost as if someone put it on with a paint roller… Hull has several coats of Fiberglass Coatings epoxy, mixed to be very hard, and limestone. Testing showed this to be the most abrasion resistant coating. Hull with a couple of layers of oil based primer. Should have spent more time faring the hull before starting the painting, but don’t really have the patience for that. Nice shot of the lee board supports. No paint under (above, with boat upright) the lower lee...
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